Academic Digest

Re-scripting Video in a Time of Pandemic

In a time of self-isolation and social distancing, adjuncts who teach video courses in the College of Technology are going to extraordinary lengths to move their classes online and provide students with meaningful instruction. Several enterprising adjuncts have set up studios in their basements at home in order to teach online. Presentations have included such “hands-on” topics as…
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Workshops focus on cybersecurity

The College of Technology, IT and Human Resources are collaborating to offer cybersecurity lunch-and-learn workshops. Adjunct Professor Paul Graefe developed and taught the workshop to more than 25 faculty and staff in October. In his presentation, Graefe explained the…
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A Magical Meeting with Disney Graphic Design Students

A get-together in Florida was a magical experience for a Wilmington University professor and Disney employees who are studying online at WilmU. Susan L. Gregg, chair of Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design, was in Orlando in September for a conference for Epsilon Pi Tau, the leading international honor society for technology, where she serves on the board. “I couldn’t go…
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WilmU Competes at Cecil-Con — Game On!

Wilmington University gaming students participated in the first Game Jam at Cecil-Con, a 24-hour competition in which teams vied to create and complete games by working around the clock. In all, 17 WilmU students worked on teams, responding to the creative prompt “Peculiar…
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Excellence in Cyber Security

Expertise from Wilmington University plays a key role in supporting Delaware’s information security program and prepping the next generation of cyber professionals. Dr. Mark Hufe, WilmU’s director of Cyber Security Education and chair of Computer and Network Security…
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Video games Helped Him Through Illness—and Now He’s Designing Them

Tyler Bendel was only 16 years old and facing the greatest challenge of his young life. “I was going through Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer,” he recalls. “I did not have many friends, I could not go out anywhere, and I was left to lay in bed for what seemed to be an eternity.” To get through the day, he played video games. “I realized I wanted to be a game designer, to…
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Magazine

Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Dalton Nelson Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer…
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An In-depth Look at Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Security

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a rapidly emerging technology with global impact. Candice Carter, chair of MS-Cybersecurity at WilmU and an internationally recognized expert, has co-authored a definitive text on UAS and how to protect the skies over America in a new…
Academic Digest

Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer position on his class team project. “I could tell he was trying to find his spot, how he could contribute,” says Scott Shaw, chair of Game…
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